Scorpionfly feeds on dead slug


This 24 May 2018 video shows a scorpionfly feeding on a dead slug.

Jacqueline Gerhardt in the Netherlands made the video of this scavenging species.

Defying expectations, scorpionflies were found to have ecomorphed in parallel evolutions, independently adapting along different high altitude locations in Japan. Using Bayesian simulations and molecular phylogenetic analysis, scientists were able to show the differing lineages of the ‘alpine’ and ‘general’ types of scorpionflies in their DNA, as well as time selective events such as glacial-interglacial cycles and the uplifting of the Japanese mountains: here.

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